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  1. Retrieving an unsaved file

    Enable an option to retrieve a file within a certain time period, that was closed but not saved. This would be useful when a file is closed in error. This happened to me and I lost a days work. Silly error but easily done as I had a swatch box obscuring the file tab and closed it by mistake. Unfortunately because I then tried to reopen the file, the snapshot in the data recovery file was the re opened unsaved version so I had lost all of the previous 4 hours work.
    Therefore, if it was possible that AI could…

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  2. Package command should have option to choose file version

    Package command should have option to choose file version

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  3. Save in Multiple Formats at once.

    It would be a HUGE time saving feature.
    It is such a waste of time to have to save each individual file I am working on separately. It would be great for instance to be able to save in both ai and pdf formats at the same time. As well as being able to save every file simultaneously in the chosen format / version.
    Saving files in Illustrator is a truly Tedious, long drawn out affair.
    And of course being able to save in the background so you do not get locked out of other files you are currently working…

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  4. SVG export option to export global Color Swatches as CSS Custom Properties

    In addition to classes and IDs, CSS custom properties (aka. CSS variables) are a great way to style SVG Content.
    Conceptually they are closest to Illustrators global color swatches.

    I propose to add an Option to SVG Export of Adobe Illustrator to turn named global color swatches into CSS custom properties.

    Example:

    Original Output:
    fill: #456; stroke: #abc;

    New Output:
    fill: var(--medium-grey, #456) ; stroke: var(--dark-grey, #abc);

    Web applications could use the custom properties, to quickly create color-variations of an illustration.

    Example: https://codepen.io/g12n/pen/KQwpJR/

    An additional option could be a compatibility mode for the styling options "Inline Style" and "Internal CSS",…

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  5. File New fit to Clipboard

    I thought this was already a feature....

    Have content on Clipboard... Open Ai, New File, choose size auto fit to Clipboard

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  6. Shapes created in Photoshop should be paste as vector in Illustrator.

    Shapes created in Photoshop should be paste as a vector in Illustrator.

    After all Photoshop and Illustrator belong to the same family, So at-least we users expect this little ability to have this ease of use.

    Please do include this capability.

    Thanks.
    Jaydev

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  7. Allow the app to send projects to Sketch

    If I want to outline a drawing in Illustrator Draw but color it in Photoshop Sketch, right now I have to save it to the creative cloud as PSD. There should be an option where I can open the full project in Sketch app, in both apps where in Photoshop Sketch I can choose to either import a project from Illustrator Draw, or while in Draw I can export a project to Photoshop Sketch.

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  8. Export quality for EMF or WMF

    When exporting to emf or wmf formats to get editable vectors into PowerPoint the details in curves or small marks get all messed up. For example the details of a registered trade mark on a logo will be distorted or the curve of a letter o will become choppy. This is a huge issue for us and I'm hoping quality settings like the options provided for exporting and svg would fix the issue.

    Thank You

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  9. Add option to Import DXF tool

    Hello,
    I have some request about the Import DXF feature.
    When opening a dxf file, the window ask if we want to scale the file to the artwork, but not the opposite.
    When opening a file at scale 1:1, it could be valuable to set the size of the artboard to the limits of the dxf file, as you have to do manually (most often) after you open it.
    It could also be cool to have a window showing the list of layers in the file and give the option to make a selection of those you want to import…

    4 votes

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  10. Save Individual PDF's in CMYK from Artboards

    We are able to save the artboards using the "Export for Screens" function, but they export in RGB, even when using a CMYK file.
    It would be great to have an option, whether in the "Save As" window, to be able to save artboards as individual PDF's, with the artboard names, or something similar to "Export for Screens", but for CMYK files.

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  11. Do not allow save if multiple versions of same file is open in same computer

    Lets say, you have 10 files open when you are working in illustrator. You take a break and come back, and open another instance of the same file say, X (you forgot you have X already open). It does give you a message, that 'the file is already open, do you want to reopen' etc., but you are quick these days to click ok on any dialog box, rather than reading what the message was. Now, you have two instances of the same file open in the same window. This leads to multiple complications:
    1. You save one version. Take…

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  12. Toggle Off Large Canvas Scaling when Saving as PDF

    Any artboards created larger than 227 x 227 inches are changed to a large canvas setting, which adds a scale factor to the canvas. So Illustrator will say a document that is 300 x 300 is actually 30 x 30 and just scaled by 1/10 of the size. This setting causes issues with my printer software where it reads it as a 30 x 30 and not the true size, it is disregarding the scale factor. I have to take these files and chop them up into smaller panels to print them. When I chop them up it is still…

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  13. How can ilustrator 2019 not automatically save data?

    Illustrator shutting down
    as you can see
    I came across the inscription in the photo
    show but when I try to correct the preferences
    I saw there was no autosave location
    Although I have chosen how to recover my file
    I'd appreciate it if you'd help me.
    Save to it Every 1 Minute Option
    did not save my application assignment ..
    then if this feature is not working even though it is selected soo
    what did it do!!!!
    I'm so angry

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  14. Save as pdf (range) without ALL canvases being saved in the background

    See here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/single-page-pdf-from-illustrator-includes-all-canvases-in-document/m-p/12564633#M300920

    When I save a range from a multiple-canvas Illustrator document, the pdf in Acrobat shows only the range requested, but when opening the pdf back into Illustrator, ALL canvases from the original document are in the document.

    Example (see also screenshots):
    I have a simple Illustrator document with 72 canvases. When I save ONE canvas from that document (Save as PDF, range X, Press quality), the pdf it creates shows to have only one page, but the file size of the pdf is 20+Mb, which for this simple work is exorbitantly high. Upon opening the pdf back…

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  15. Auto opening a layered illustrator file in photoshop as layered smart objects.

    I create my original illustration files in vector format and in layers in Adobe Illustrator. I then copy each layer to its own artboard and save off an Ai file with the multiple layers converted to artboards, I then manually place these artboards as individual linked smart layers in Photoshop to ensure a non-destructive and combined Vector/Bitmap workflow/solution between Ai and PS.

    This is a LOT of manual work each time, Photoshop SHOULD be able to open a simple and layered Illustrator file automatically like this in this non-destructive manner.

    Saving off as a layered PSD file from Ai rasterises…

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  16. Place all pages of a PDF or AI file as links - same as InDesign

    Working at a design studio, we create digital proofs that are set up on a template so our proof pages all look streamlined. We use one working file (.AI) and place that file as linked images into a separate proof file (.AI).

    Currently you can only place one page of the AI or PDF file at a time. This can be really tedious when there are a dozen or more images we want to place. We like to maintain the link so that we don't need to export files to relink to the proof file every time we want a…

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  17. Export or save as SVG

    Please improve dramatically the save as or export option to SVG file!
    As many people have already requested, please simplify the code.
    But my request deals with SVG export with indic languages: IT JUST SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK AT ALL, even if all corresponding options (Parameters / Text / Indic and Asian line by line composer) have been selected in Illustrator!!!
    I attach two screen shots: the first one is Illustrator screen, the second the SVG result. You will see that the devanagari text is completely different.
    For your information, I have already mentionned that problem on or two years…

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  18. “Clipping path limit reached for TIFF preview" dialog.

    Please add a checkbox with the "Do not show" option in the “Clipping path limit reached for TIFF preview" dialog. This comes up hourly in my company's workflow and the only option given is "Ok". Thank you.

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  19. Add 'Relink image' in the right click (contextual) menu

    would speed up productivity when replacing multiple linked images by allowing users to control-click or right-click on an image to relink files, rather than going to the menu bar every time.

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  20. Save from Illustrator to iPad Cloud

    I need to be able to save illustrator files to the cloud for ipad use, as I can for Photoshop.

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